I was thinking just the other day when reviewing my topics selected for an upcoming conference that they had chosen one of my old favourite lectures, and I wondered if it could be recorded and sold. An audio version seemed to be insufficient. I wanted my powerpoint to go with it, but being of small brain could not see how to do this. Then I heard about Profcast.
Profcast (http://profcast.com/public/index.php) just might be the sort of product I need. It creates podcasts of our lectures. Lectures we could sell from our web sites in Connecticut simultaneously while we are on the beach at Key West or Tofino or even in the Atacama Desert. It's a different angle on web based learning
According to their promotional material, "ProfCast is the ideal tool for recording and publishing your live Keynote or PowerPoint presentation. All elements of your presentation, including slide timing and voice narration, are recorded. You can then publish your complete presentation on the Web as a podcast, complete with RSS support.
* Live presentation recording
* Synchronized slides with audio
* RSS generation for podcasting
* Publishing support via FTP, SFTP and .Mac
* Integration with GarageBand 3
* Integration with iWeb
* Support for Audio Playthrough
* File size control
*ProfCast lecture podcast software allows you to record your presentation as you give it!
Apparently ProfCast also helps you publish your recorded presentation as a podcast. I don't understand most of this yet, but can see some intersting potential here. I am trying to imagine you visiting my new website when its launched, and downloading a free podcast, or paying a fee to me to receive a podcast lecture.
What do you think? Check out the site and tell me what you see.